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anodyne

anodyne

/ˈænədˌaɪn/
noun
a medicine used to relieve pain

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benign

benign

/bɪˈnaɪn/
adjective
(of a tumor or disease) not being harmful or fatal

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to enervate

to enervate

/ˈɛnɚvˌeɪt/
verb
weaken mentally or morally

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intractable

intractable

/ˌɪnˈtɹæktəbəɫ/
adjective
*** not easily relieved or cured
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"Online harassment remains an intractable problem, and people with disabilities are among those disproportionately targeted."

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to languish

to languish

/ˈɫæŋɡwɪʃ/
verb
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

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lassitude

lassitude

/lˈæsɪtˌuːd/
noun
weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

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to mitigate

to mitigate

/ˈmɪtəˌɡeɪt/
verb
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

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noisome

noisome

/nˈɔɪsʌm/
adjective
causing or able to cause nausea

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to ossify

to ossify

/ˈɑsəˌfaɪ/
verb
become bony

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panacea

panacea

/ˌpænəˈsiə/
noun
something that is believed to be a cure to all diseases

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pathological

pathological

/ˌpæθəˈɫɑdʒɪkəɫ/
adjective
relating to or caused by a disease or illness
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Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.

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to recrudesce

to recrudesce

/ɹɪkɹˈuːdɛs/
verb
become raw or open

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salubrious

salubrious

/sælˈuːbɹɪəs/
adjective
promoting health; healthful

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soporific

soporific

/sˌɑːpoːɹˈɪfɪk/
adjective
inducing mental lethargy

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temperance

temperance

/ˈtɛmpɝəns/, /ˈtɛmpɹəns/
noun
abstaining from excess

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torpor

torpor

/ˈtɔɹpɝ/
noun
a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

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predisposed

predisposed

/ˌpɹidɪˈspoʊzd/
adjective
made susceptible

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to imbibe

to imbibe

/ɪmˈbaɪb/
verb
take in, also metaphorically

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to satiate

to satiate

/sˈeɪʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

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to savor

to savor

/ˈseɪvɝ/
verb
taste appreciatively

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