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hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort