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degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
solicitor - lawyer in the lower court of law
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
hapless - unfortunate; luckless
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry