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pliant - flexible; easily influenced
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
inequity - unfairness; ADJ. inequitable
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth