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mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold