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understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
pundit - authority on a subject; expert; learned person
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
agitate - stir up; disturb
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous