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consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal