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adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point