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rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
veer - change in direction; swerve
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger