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brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
encircle - surround
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
diva - operatic singer; prima donna