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sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
ligneous - like wood
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet