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::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
::: penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
::: decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
::: moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
::: malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
::: finite - limited
::: agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
::: antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food