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attenuate - make thin; weaken
morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
outspoken - candid; blunt