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crave - desire; want intensely
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
preamble - introductory statement
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group