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nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
clasp - hold firmly within arms
document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
conflagration - great fire
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale