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prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
chicanery - trickery; deception
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
implore - beg
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
remnant - remainder
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling