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dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift