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::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: unintimating - unfrightening
::: putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
::: dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
::: gainsay - deny
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
::: flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
::: forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate