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pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire