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gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
delve - dig; search deeply; investigate
alcove - nook; recess
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
comprehend - include; understand
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.