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decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
humid - damp; N. humidity
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable