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inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
dishearten - discourage
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish