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susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
cessation - stoppage
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
repudiate - disown; disavow; deny
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train