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::: detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
::: capsize - (of a boat) turn over
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
::: cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
::: buffoonery - clowning
::: incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
::: plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
::: exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter