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amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs