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corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
bestow - confer
seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins