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addiction - compulsive habitual need
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
encircle - surround
hermetic - sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
executive - person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo