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extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
vital - full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
statute - law enacted by the legislature
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street