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dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed