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defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
cadaver - corpse; dead human body
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold