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salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
adage - wise saying; proverb
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
deign - condescend; stoop