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salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher