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pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive