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pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.