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aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
portly - stout; corpulent
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid