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carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
inconsequential - insignificant; unimportant
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)