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::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
::: skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
::: inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
::: seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
::: umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
::: vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
::: gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
::: misgivings - doubts
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism