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dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist