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incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)