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proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal