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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
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
apprehensive - fearful; discerning
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned