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suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic