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panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
aloft - upward; high up in the air
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
amnesia - loss of memory