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  1. dog rose prickly wild rose with delicate pink or white scentless flowers; native to Europe
  2. sclerosis any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
  3. necrosis the localized death of living cells
  4. gross lacking fine distinctions or detail
  5. decorously in a proper and decorous manner
  6. digression a message that departs from the main subject
  7. bed of roses a flower bed in which roses are growing
  8. bog rose a bog orchid with usually a solitary fragrant magenta pink blossom with a wide gaping corolla; Canada
  9. decreased made less in size or amount or degree
  10. dichroism pleochroism of a crystal so that it exhibits two different colors when viewed from two different directions
  11. digger wasp solitary wasp that digs nests in the soil and stocks them with paralyzed insects for the larvae
  12. tau cross cross resembling the Greek letter tau
  13. dacryocyst either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands
  14. acariosis infestation with itch mites
  15. Scorsese United States filmmaker (born in 1942)
  16. catachresis strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as `blatant' to mean `flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: `blind mouths')
  17. Croesus last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
  18. digressive (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
  19. dross worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
  20. ludicrous inviting ridicule