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::: opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
::: cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
::: impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: miscellany - mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
::: pecuniary - pertaining to money
::: natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
::: cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle