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devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory