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lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
statute - law enacted by the legislature
ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest