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::: combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
::: pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
::: flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
::: lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
::: lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking