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philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
manifold - many in number or kind; numerous; varied
decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace