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putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying
clavicle - collarbone
consternation - great shock; dismay
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
preamble - introductory statement
sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance