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incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate