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subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
feebleminded - deficient in intelligence; very stupid
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
browbeat - bully; intimidate
inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
desiccate - dry up
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous