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debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain