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attenuate - make thin; weaken
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition