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::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: bookish - fond of books and reading
::: confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
::: parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
::: glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
::: defection - desertion
::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
::: ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
::: affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on