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incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
potent - powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number