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gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify
resolution - determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence