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::: salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
::: rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
::: tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
::: repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
::: leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
::: improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw