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precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
manifest - evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes