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ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
viscid - adhesive; gluey