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::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: beseech - beg; plead with
::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: capacious - spacious
::: magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
::: mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable