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aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.
illicit - illegal
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)