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::: gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: hermitage - home of a hermit
::: nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
::: squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
::: insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
::: conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
::: equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
::: legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand