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compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve