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doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
sanguinary - bloody; with much bloodshed
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
boorish - rude; insensitive
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable