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cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate