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placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
vendor - seller
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous