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putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
penitent - repentant; N.
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
component - element; ingredient
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish