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doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
progenitor - ancestor
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous