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::: apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
::: momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
::: mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
::: flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
::: gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
::: brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect