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foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
underscore - underline; emphasize
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish