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curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose