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ventral - abdominal
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance