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debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
gusty - windy
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph