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::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
::: emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
::: dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
::: straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
::: countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
::: apothecary - druggist; pharmacist