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::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
::: requisite - necessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
::: gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
::: nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
::: sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
::: defalcate - embezzle
::: gild - cover with a thin layer of gold