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ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)