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retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
sensual - devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath