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carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
latitude - freedom from narrow limitations