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malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
stipend - pay for services
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical