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wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
astronomical - enormously large or extensive
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
jocund - merry
quietude - tranquillity; calmness