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amelioration (n)
/əˌmiːlɪəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

improvement

2

carping (adj)
/ˈkɑːpɪŋ/

constant criticism
Difficult to please; critical

3

desist (v)
/dɪˈzɪst/

stop, discontinue, cease

4

exorcism (n)
/ˈɛksɔːsɪz(ə)m/

getting free, getting rid of, eliminating (demons)

5

impromptu (adj & adv)
/ɪmˈprɒm(p)tjuː/

unrehearsed, spontaneous
Done without being planned or rehearsed

6

spontaneous (adj)
/spɒnˈteɪnɪəs/

Performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus

7

lummox (n)
/ˈlʌməks/

clumsy person

8

precocious (adj)
/prɪˈkəʊʃəs/

developing early
(Of a child) having developed certain abilities or inclinations at an earlier age than is usual or expected

9

sanction (n)
/ˈsaŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/

1. A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
2. Official permission or approval for an action

10

turpitude (n)
/ˈtəːpɪtjuːd/

depravity
Depraved or wicked behaviour or character

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stimulus (n)
/ˈstɪmjʊləs/

A thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue