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precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
addiction - compulsive habitual need
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory