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autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
chaffing - bantering; joking
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
sherbet - flavored dessert ice
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
exiguous - small in amount; minute
fiend - evil spirit; devil