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dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
bellicose - warlike
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix