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miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
coax - persuade by flattery
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
dappled - spotted
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
catastrophe - calamity ; disaster
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream