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necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
nuptial - of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
gnarled - twisted