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mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement