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rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
captious - faultfinding; too critical
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age