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invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
composure - mental calmness
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on