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abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
calamity - disaster; misery
ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
deluge - flood; rush; V.
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew