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Word: ossify

Definition: change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas


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::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
::: annihilate - destroy
::: shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
::: consequential - self-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
::: equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
::: impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: oatmeal - crushed oats used for making porridge
::: embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development