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atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
potentate - monarch; sovereign
execrable - very bad; detestable
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard