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decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)