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::: gnarled - twisted
::: faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
::: besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: missile - object to be thrown or projected
::: subjugate - conquer; bring under control
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer