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euthanasia

an easy and painless death; the act or practice of causing death painlessly to end suffering

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faction

party; clique; dissension

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foolhardy

rash

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genre

particular variety of art or literature

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hedonist

one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life

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impertinent

insolent; rude

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incorrigible

not correctable

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inimical

unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental

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ire

anger

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leverage

positional advantage, power, clout, influence

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manipulate

operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully

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modulate

tone down in intensity; regulate; change from one key to another

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niggling

petty, trivial, inconsequential, annoying

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opaque

unable to transmit light, impossible to understand

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parched

extremely dry; very thirsty

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pervade

saturate, penetrate, to spread throughout

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politic

expedient; prudent; well advised

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procure

to obtain or acquire something by special means; secure something with an effort

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pulverize

crush or grind into dust

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reactionary

opposing political or social change; opposing liberalism; ultraconservative