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resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
coax - persuade by flattery
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic