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gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
insurgent - rebellious; N.
adversary - opponent; enemy
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
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
resolution - determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose