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petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
outstrip - outrun; surpass; outdo
waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
desiccate - dry up
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person