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aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
accelerate - move faster
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work