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alleviate

to make easier to endure; to relive; to diminish

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catalyst

someone or something that brings about a change

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dismantle

to pull down; to take apart

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impassive

without feeling or emotion; insensible

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nonchalance

carelessness; lack of interest or concern

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pariah

an outcast

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ribald

low, vulgar humor

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schizophrenia

a form o psychosis characterized by withdrawal from reality

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sedate

composed, collected; deliberate

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sedulous

diligent; painstaking, industrious

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spurious

lacking authenticity; counterfeit; false

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susceptible

very sensitive; capable of being acted upon, influenced by or affected by a specific trait

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therapeutic

having healing or curative powers

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tirade

a long, angry or scolding speech; a harangue

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ungainly

clumsy; awkward; hard to handle