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empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
annihilate - destroy
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.