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empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill