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nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
humid - damp; N. humidity
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens