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haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group