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piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure