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inamorata - woman whom a man loves
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
mischance - ill luck
beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
exploit - make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant