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Word: putrescent

Definition: becoming putrid; putrefying


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::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
::: prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
::: disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: somnambulist - sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
::: rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
::: unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable