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gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
prefatory - introductory; of a preface
audacious - daring; bold; N. audacity
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent