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placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
dulcet - sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
expedite - hasten; make go faster
abate - subside or moderate
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand