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fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
euthanasia - mercy killing