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effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
abhor - detest; hate
apiarist - person who keeps bees
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous