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indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds