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genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful