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genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
consternation - great shock; dismay
disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
breadth - width; extent
mimicry - imitation
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem