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turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man