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Prolific

abundantly creative and productive

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Vacuous

Empty space

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Circumspect

Cautious or Guarded

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Stanch

to bring to a stop especially when referring to the flow of blood or other bodily fluid

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Ostracize

To banish or exile

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Indigent

In need

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Nit

the egg or young of a louse (parasite)

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Augment

to make something greater or add to it

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Quarantine

separate very contagious patients from the general population

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Emetic

to induce vomiting

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Opiate

a drug with morphine-like effects

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Prophylactic

a medicine or course of action used to prevent disease

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Panacea

A remedy for all illness

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Evisceration

surgical removal of an organ's contents

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vivisection

the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of experimentation or scientific research

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Flux

discharge from the bowels

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Regulations

rules and laws used to regulate conduct

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Querulous

to complain

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Pernicious

causing great injury/ destructive

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Accountable

responsible

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Distended

to expand/swollen

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Viscous

thick, sticky, gelatinous

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Collusion

Conspiring together for the purpose of fraud

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Obsolete

Gone out of style or been outdated

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Lethargic

drowsy, forgetful, dull

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Onerous

burdensome

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Altruistic

gives unselfishly; charitable

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Trepidation

uneasy for have misgivings

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Precept

commands or rules for moral conduct/ written guidelines or directions

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Truculent

Fierceness/ argumentative

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Counseled

advising

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Margin

edge or border

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Sallow

sickly, yellowish hue

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Exemplary

outstanding or praiseworthy

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Nebulous

cloudy, hazy, or vague

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larynx

Voice Box

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Contours

The outline of a shape or object

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Incorrigible

Uncorrectable/incurable

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Deteriorating

to make or become worse

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Precipitous

steep or fast moving/ swift

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Predispose

receptive or susceptible to it

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Soporific

causing sleepiness

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Disseminating

to make public or broadcast

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Assiduous

extremely helpful/ hardworker/industrious

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Instigate

to activate or stimulate

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Inhibiting

held back/ hindered

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Exacerbated

made worse/ intensified

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Critique

To appraise

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Contrite

Regretful of your actions

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Guileless

Straighforward/ frank

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Redundancy

Surplus/ overflow

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Atrophied

wasting away/ withered/ shrunken

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Anterior

near the front

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Gravid

pregnancy

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Riddled

being affected throughout/ overrun

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Mitigates

becoming less severe or critical

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Banal

ordinary

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Ramifications

consequences of an action

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Respite

an interval of rest and relief

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Asymmetric

irregular or uneven

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Counterfeit

fake

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Efficacy

effectiveness/ power to produce intended results

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Debilitating

weakens or incapacitates a patient

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Adroit

skillful

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Torpid

Inactive/Sluggish

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Contravene

to go against/ disreguard

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Caudal

towards the feet

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Aseptic

not infected or diseased; purified