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sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments