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clavicle - collarbone
humane - marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature