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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating