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::: prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
::: antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
::: pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
::: arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
::: annul - make void
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
::: refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse