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caustic

in chemistry a cuastic substance is one that burns or destroys organic tissue by chemical action.
regular: painful (a caustic comment hurts or burns)

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crystallize

to give a definate form to an idea or plan

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osmosis

(diffusion of a fluid) a gradual assimilation

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virulent

in chemistry: something infectious, malignant, or poisonous
regular: something hostile, hateful, and antagonistic

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empirical

science: something based on observation or experimentation
regular: guided by practical experience, not theory

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entomology

study of insects

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gestate

science: to carry within the uterus from conception to delivery (gestation)
regular: to concieve and develop in the mind

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cathartic

physically or emotionally purgative; cleansing

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paradigm

framework or model of thought