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anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
convene - come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture