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cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
altercation - noisy quarrel
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order