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::: waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
::: consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
::: blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
::: muggy - (of weather) warm and damp
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression