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::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
::: vital - full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: indecision - irresolution; inability to make up one's mind
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
::: seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
::: blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
::: gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
::: tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to