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Acquiesce

To give in, to comply; accede, agree, assent

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Ameliorate

To make better, to relieve, to improve

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Atrophy

To waste away in physical ability, to wither

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Bequeath

To hand down, to give or to leave in a will

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Cajole

To persuade with deliberate flattery, to coax

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Compendious

Containing only the essentials

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Cursory

Superficial, casual, hastily done

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Debase

To reduce in dignity; abase, corrupt, debauch

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Deplete

To use up gradually, to lessen in amount or value

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Efface

To erase, to wear away

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Elucidate

To make clear, to explain; explicate, expound

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Expunge

To remove, to erase

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Extricate

To free, to disentangle; disembarrass, disencumber

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Garrulous

Talkative, rambling; voluble

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Impetuous

Violent, hasty, rash, impulsive

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Laconic

Using a minimum of words; concise, terse

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Opulence

Wealth, affluence, abundance

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Placate

To appease by making concessions; conciliate

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Reiterate

To repeat

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Surreptitious

Secret, clandestine, stealthy, covert, underhanded