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laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
culprit - one guilty of a crime
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
progeny - children; offspring; descendants
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium