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contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
viper - poisonous snake
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
sentinel - sentry; lookout
expedite - hasten; make go faster
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child