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pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
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