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  • n  lack of vitality
    an enervation of mind greater than any fatigue
  • n  serious weakening and loss of energy
  • n  surgical removal of a nerve

  • In the late '80s, as go-go prosperity ebbed and post-Reagan enervation set in, yet another raw, out-with-the-old rock paradigm arrived on schedule: the astringent musical and .
  • But it will face the sadder fate of a slow-motion enervation.
  • This enervation, perfumed with drowsiness, is precisely what gives Nanning (Southern Tranquility) its paradisiacal character.
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  • SAT Focuses on Achievement
    Attention, high school freshmen. If you’re planning to take the SAT in two years, you probably won’t need to memorize the definitions of words like obsequious, propinquity, enervation or lachrymose.
    April 17, 2014 - Valley News
  • SAT redesign: Focus on relevant vocabulary, algebra
    Students taking the new SAT in two years likely won't have to worry about obscure or rarely used vocabulary words -- so long obsequious , propinquity and enervation. Instead, the revamped exam will test their knowledge of "high-utility" words whose meanings can be found in context, according to details of the redesigned SAT released this morning.
    April 16, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
  • SAT's redesign: Obscure vocabulary to be replaced by relevant words, math to focus most on algebra
    Students taking the new SAT in two years likely won't have to worry about obscure or rarely used vocabulary words -- so long obsequious , propinquity and enervation. Instead, the revamped exam will test their knowledge of "high-utility" words whose meanings can be found in context, according to details of the redesigned SAT released this morning.
    April 16, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel

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