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depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
duration - length of time something lasts
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group