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emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
cohesion - tendency to keep together
exodus - departure (of a large number of people)
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
outstrip - outrun; surpass; outdo
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work