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prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential