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abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
benison - blessing
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
baffle - frustrate; perplex