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coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
depict - portray
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate