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impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
plumber - one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China