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chronic - long established as a disease
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
composure - mental calmness
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.