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1. Spiralling
• Show a continuous and dramatic increase.
Usage: Inflation is spiralling like anything.

2. Callousness
• Insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
Usage: The callousness of using children to send a political message.

3. Emancipation
• The fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.
Usage: The social and political emancipation of women.

4. Incarcerate
• Imprison or confine.
Usage: There will soon be extra programs and services to help incarcerated veterans, the newspaper reported.

5. Remand
• Remand is the process of detaining a person who has been arrested and charged with an offense until their trial. A person who is on remand is held in a prison or detention centre, or held under house arrest.
• In law, to remand is to send a case back to be reconsidered by another court.
Usage: He was arrested and charged with burglary and, in August, remanded in custody.

6. Percolation
• In physics, chemistry and materials science, percolation refers to the movement and filtering of fluids through porous materials. The process of a liquid slowly passing through a filter.
Usage: The apparatus most in use for the percolation of coffee is a tin coffee-pot composed of two parts.

7. Sanguine
• If you’re sanguine about a situation, that means you’re optimistic that everything’s going to work out fine. Sanguine is from Latin sanguis (“blood”) and originally meant “bloody” — in medieval medicine it described someone whose ruddy complexion was a sign of an optimistic outlook.
Usage: As for his own playing career going forward, Rock is sanguine but realistic.

8. Quid pro quo
• Quid pro quo means ‘something for something’
• It is a Latin phrase used in English to mean an exchange of goods or services, in which one transfer is contingent upon the other; “a favour for a favour”.
Usage: An anonymously circulated memo accused a politician of quid pro quo.

9. Modicum
• A small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.
Usage: This is an extremely regressive scheme. Essentially whatever modicum of transparency might have been under the previous system

10. Panacea
• A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. A remedy that falsely claims to solve every problem ever.
Usage: Organic agriculture is not a panacea, and it rarely works according to the same agricultural logic of investments and yields that many farmers are used to following.

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