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::: decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
::: ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
::: hummock - small hill; hillock
::: mortician - undertaker; CF. death
::: apprise - inform
::: euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
::: genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species