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::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
::: addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
::: accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
::: disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
::: malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
::: mutablility - ability to change in form; fickleness; ADJ. mutable: able to change; fickle; CF. mutate; CF. mutant
::: capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance