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psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
curtail - shorten; reduce
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot