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decapitate - behead
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth
indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)