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perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
import - significance; importance; meaning
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)