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::: putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
::: hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
::: filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect