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cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
pulverize - crush or grind into very small particles
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal