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decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning