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gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
carefree - free from worries; having no problems
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
euthanasia - mercy killing
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher