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inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote