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::: acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
::: pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
::: disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio