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misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable