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contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
rampart - defensive mound of earth
sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care