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::: precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
::: 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
::: effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
::: residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
::: noose - loop formed in a rope
::: magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
::: fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott