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woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
cadaver - corpse; dead human body
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again