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apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
knoll - little round hill; hillock
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases