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academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
impregnate - make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement