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unalloyed (adj)
/ʌnəˈlɔɪd/

undiluted, total
1. (Of metal) not alloyed; pure
2. (Chiefly of emotions) complete and unreserved

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analgesic
/ˌan(ə)lˈdʒiːzɪk/

1. (adj) (Of a drug) acting to relieve pain
2. (n) An analgesic drug

3

caucus
/ˈkɔːkəs/

type of private political meeting
1. (n) a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy
2. (v) Hold or form a caucus

4

deteriorate (v)
/dɪˈtɪərɪəreɪt/

worsen, decline
Become progressively worse

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exposition (n)
/ɛkspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

clean explanation
1. A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory
2. A large public exhibition of art or trade goods
3. The action of making something public

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incessant (adj)
/ɪnˈsɛs(ə)nt/

without stopping
(Of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption

7

maelstrom (n)
/ˈmeɪlstrəm/

whirlpool, storm in the ocean
A powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river

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whirlpool (n)
/ˈwəːlpuːl/

A quickly rotating mass of water in a river or sea into which objects may be drawn, typically caused by the meeting of conflicting currents

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palatable (adj)
/ˈpalətəb(ə)l/

good to eat, agreeable
(Of food or drink) pleasant to taste

10

prerogative (n)
/prɪˈrɒɡətɪv/

right or privilege
A right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class

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privilege
/ˈprɪvɪlɪdʒ/

1. (n)A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group
2. (v) Grant a privilege or privileges to

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savant (n)
/ˈsav(ə)nt/

person with knowledge
A learned person, especially a distinguished scientist

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unctuous (adj)
/ˈʌŋ(k)tjʊəs/

oily, using excessive flattery
Excessively flattering or ingratiating; oily