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impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash