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::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
::: disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
::: maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
::: kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
::: outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
::: geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
::: internecine - mutually destructive
::: carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
::: stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
::: indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence