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gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
regatta - boat or yacht race
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher