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atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
ambulatory - able to walk
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
accelerate - move faster
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence