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castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent