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cloister - monastery or convent
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
funereal - sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool