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::: antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
::: inequity - unfairness; ADJ. inequitable
::: manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
::: sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end