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contusion - bruise
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use