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cogent - convincing
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
demented - insane
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
contaminate - pollute