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::: mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
::: rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
::: parallelism - state of being parallel; similarity; analogy
::: debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
::: flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
::: conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation