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autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
opportune - timely; well-chosen
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
compensatory - making up for; repaying
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
incorporate - introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso