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::: gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
::: discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
::: misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
::: discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
::: holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
::: throng - crowd (of people or things); V.