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mortician - undertaker; CF. death
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
monograph - scholarly article