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geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
dishearten - discourage
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China