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devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
maternal - motherly; N. maternity: motherhood
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
depict - portray
distend - expand; swell out
forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.