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gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
surmount - overcome
multiform - having many forms
clavicle - collarbone
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used