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geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times