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defection - desertion
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
emasculate - weaken; castrate
nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
knoll - little round hill; hillock
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation