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propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country