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decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
concave - hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
hovel - shack; small wretched house