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frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
primate - group of mammals including humans
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress