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::: centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
::: antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
::: wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
::: didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
::: pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
::: gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink