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elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
euthanasia - mercy killing
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
plumber - one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'