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extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
emancipate - set free; liberate
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity