Gaunt means extremely skinny.
Because Taylor had become very gaunt as a result of having cancer, he found it difficult to find clothes to fit his small frame.
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Inexorable means unavoidable or unstoppable.
The changing of the seasons is an inexorable event because there is nothing you can do to stop one season from leading into another.
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Ephemeral means temporary.
Because of her ephemeral memory, she forgets things all the time!
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Panacea means remedy or cure-all.
Unfortunately there is no panacea that will make cancer instantly vanish from your body.
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Bane means destroyer or something causing great distress.
Distraction is the bane of productivity when I’m trying to get anything done.
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Noisome means foul or offensive.
EThe dog’s noisome odor is making me physically ill.
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Docile means manageable; obedient.
Although the lion appears docile during the circus acts, he is really a fierce animal when uncontrolled by a trainer.
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Frenetic means worked up; fast, frantic, harried, or frenzied.
After the concert, the frenetic crowd surged through the exit doors and began to dance in the street.
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Pallid means pale skin or lacking in interest.
His pallid complexion is a definite indication that he spends all his time indoors.
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Mollify means to soothe in temper or disposition.
When the baby started to cry, his mother tried to mollify him with a bottle of milk.
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