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Word: putrefy

Definition: make or become putrid; N. putrefaction


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::: girth - distance around something; circumference
::: pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
::: pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
::: skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
::: egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
::: irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)