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patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
extrovert - person interested mostly in external objects and actions
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
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
condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow