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heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
throes - violent anguish
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses