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dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car