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grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
breed - produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift