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thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
incipient - beginning; in an early stage
exult - rejoice
bastard - illegitimate child
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment