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susceptible
(OFTEN WITH TO) easily influenced or likely to be harmed by something: 'These plants are particularly * to frost.'
fortification
strong walls, towers, etc. that are built to protect a place: Some of the old *s still exist.' The *s of the castle were massive and impenetrable.'
disrepair
the state of being broken or old and needing to be repaired: 'a house in *'
toll
(COUNTABLE) a small amount of money that you have to pay to use a road, cross a bridge, etc.: He's just got a job collecting *s at the start of the motorway.'
feat
something difficult needing a lot of skill, strength, courage, etc. to achieve it: '* of engineering/construction/courage/organization.'
designate
to choose someone officially to do a particular job:'Traditionally, the president *s his or her successor.'
vehemently
in a strong and emotional way: 'The president has * denied having an extra-marital affair.'
fall into disrepair
to get to the state being broken or old and needing to be repaired: 'The building has * * * over the years.'