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stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
augment - increase; add to
fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous