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wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
bearing - deportment; connection
sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion