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inexorable

Relentless, unyielding; not move by pleading

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usury

Charging interest on a loan, esp chafing illegally high or excessive interest

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disparage

Belittle, put down; bring shame upon, discredit

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posit

Presume, suggest, put forward (an idea)

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cosset

Treat as a pet, pamper

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philanthropy

Efforts to improve the well-being of humankind; generally through giving money

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anodyne

Medicine that relieves pain (noun); soothing, relieving pain (adj)

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latent

Potential; existing but not visible or active

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placid

Peaceful, calm, tranquil

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posthumous

Happening or continuing after death

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spearhead

Be the leader of

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squalid

Disgusting, filthy, foul, extremely neglected

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efficacy

The quality of being able to produce the intended effect

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trenchant

Forceful or vigorous, effective, keen; caustic, sharp