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deface - mar; disfigure
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
indigence - poverty
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs