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jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
soluble - able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim