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accost - approach and speak first to a person
decapitate - behead
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention