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incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
flotsam - drifting wreckage
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains