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bifurcated - divided into two branches; forked
cessation - stoppage
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
calamity - disaster; misery
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler