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cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
tranquillity - calmness; peace
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
prototype - original work used as a model by others