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ameliorate - improve
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
finite - limited
altercation - noisy quarrel
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
arboreal - of or living in trees
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium