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::: castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
::: gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
::: intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
::: mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
::: clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
::: seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate