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lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations