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doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
chaffing - bantering; joking
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil