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dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards