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laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
calamity - disaster; misery
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly