Ensure Good Health!

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Ensure Good Health!

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
anodynenoun

a medicine used to relieve pain

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benignadjective

(of a tumor or disease) not being harmful or fatal

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to enervateverb

weaken mentally or morally

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intractableadjective

*** not easily relieved or cured

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to languishverb

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

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lassitudenoun

weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

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to mitigateverb

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

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noisomeadjective

causing or able to cause nausea

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to ossifyverb

become bony

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panaceanoun

something that is believed to be a cure to all diseases

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pathologicaladjective

relating to or caused by a disease or illness

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to recrudesceverb

become raw or open

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salubriousadjective

promoting health; healthful

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soporificadjective

inducing mental lethargy

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temperancenoun

abstaining from excess

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torpornoun

a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

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predisposedadjective

made susceptible

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to imbibeverb

take in, also metaphorically

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to satiateverb

overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

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to savorverb

taste appreciatively

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