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effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word