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carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
feature - distinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice