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turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
alleviate - relieve (pain)
annuity - yearly allowance
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
cuisine - style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
contusion - bruise
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use