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putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
perimeter - outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part