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deleterious - harmful
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable