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rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse