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amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
congeal - freeze; coagulate
dauntless - bold; fearless
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body