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decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse