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endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
cohesion - tendency to keep together
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
circuit - closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous