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plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance