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nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
cascade - small waterfall
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies