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mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize