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pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
deign - condescend; stoop
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium