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salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
disseminate - distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior