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carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); รณ
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)