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inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous