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debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
artless - without guile; open and honest
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.