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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food