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abscission - cutting off; separation
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet