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debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
tawny - brownish yellow
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly