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lineage
a group of individuals tracing descent from a common ancestor
bulbous
resembling a bulb especially in roundness
drab
prostitute
scant
barely or scarcely sufficient
corpses
a dead body especially of a human being
armadillo
any of several omnivorous, burrowing, edentate mammals characterized by an armorlike covering consisting of jointed body plates
dorsal
of, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, part, or organism
thorax
the part of the mammalian body between the neck and the abdomen
varnish
the smooth coating or gloss resulting from the application of this paint
buttresses
a structure built against a wall for support or reinforcement
chitin
a tough, protective, semitransparent substance forming the principal component of arthropod exoskeletons
singe
to burn superficially or lightly
snagged
to catch unexpectedly and quickly
ignited
to subject to fire or intense heat
ceased
to come to an end
spasms
an involuntary and abnormal muscular contraction
fraying
to wear away by rubbing
essence
the most important ingredient; the crucial element
wick
a bundle of fibers or a braid cord that draws up fuel to the flame by capillary action
saffron
a moderate orange to orange yellow
immolate
to kill as a sacrifice
monk
a man who is living in a monsastery and devoted to a discipline prescribed by his order
silhouetted
to represent by a silhouette
broadax
a large ax with a broad blade
heave
to raise or lift, especially with great effort or force