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deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
defection - desertion