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faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
abash - embarrass
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce