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infirmity - weakness
berate - scold strongly
quicksilver - mercury
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion