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capsize - (of a boat) turn over
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
wastrel - waster; profligate
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)