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::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: incognito - with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
::: scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
::: diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
::: macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
::: hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)