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winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
decoy - lure or bait; V.
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death