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dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
obsidian - black volcanic rock
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis