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carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
impudence - impertinence; insolence