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Men are paying $76,000 for a limb-extending surgery that involves breaking leg bones and inserting n...

  • cosmetic: Some patients may lose some athletic ability, and a psychologist previously told Insider" cosmetic procedures don't have a lasting effect on people's positive body images nor their general well-being.
  • insecure: They think if they can modify this one complaint, it can make their life complete in some way," Debiparshad said, adding that post-surgery they thank him for making their lives better because they feel less insecure.
  • cosmetic: Although lengthening a person's bones for cosmetic purposes is a new concept, the technology and procedure to do just that had existed for nearly 100 years, according to the journal Children's Orthapaedics.
  • hollow: Today, the procedure involves inserting surgical nails and screws into the hollow part of a person's bone, usually in the legs, and slowly extending the nails and screws to train the tissue in the area to permanently stretch.
  • cosmetic: This procedure is commonly used on patients with leg wounds from military service, car crashes, or other traumatic events, but Debiparshad said he and his mentor Dr. Dror Paley in West Palm Beach, Florida, began using the technique for cosmetic purposes.

Thousands flee beach towns after prime minister proclaims Australia 'wonderful place to come'...

  • decimate: One day earlier, Morrison had said that " a third of the island has obviously been decimated," but that " t wo-thirds of it is open and ready for business.
  • ravage: The Country Fire Service has estimated that up to one-third of the 1,700-square-mile island has been ravaged by flames.
  • conquer: The U.S. is sending more than 150 firefighters and wildfire specialists to help Australian firefighters conquer the blazes.
  • ravage: Teen firefighter is among dozens accused of igniting fires that have ravaged Australia.

Michigan man to plead insanity in gruesome case of murder and cannibalism

  • mutilate: Bacon was found murdered and mutilated in Latunski's home on Dec. 28 and his naked body was hanging from the rafters by his ankles.
  • clan: He believes he's named someone else, he believes he's from a royal family out of Wales, from the Thomas clan, and just the nature of the crime itself... what he did and how he did it has come out, just by that nature as an attorney, I have to send him for an evaluation," Corwin said.
  • insane: We are alleging that maybe at the time of the offense, he was criminally insane," Corwin stated after the hearing.
  • demeanor: "He's been very cooperative with our department, very polite," Corwin said when asked about Latunski's demeanor.

Speculation is mounting over whether the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran was shot down as the i...

  • inadvertently: The crash occurred a few hours after Iran fired missiles at US forces in Iraq, raising questions about whether the plane could have inadvertently been hit.
  • contradictory: Iranian officials initially said that a technical issue was to blame and later that an engine fire caused the pilot to lose control, but there have been several contradictory and confusing statements.
  • proficiency: Therefore, for several years UIA has been using this airport to conduct training on Boeing 737 aircraft aimed at evaluating pilots ' proficiency and ability to act in emergency cases," said Ihor Sosnovsky, Ukraine International Airlines ' vice president of operations.
  • variant: The Boeing 737-800 is one of several variants from the previous generation of Boeing's 737 family of jets, the 737 NG series.
  • hazard: As scrutiny of the planemaker has continued, several potential hazards have been identified on other plane models, including the 737 NG.

U.S. Officials Say It's 'Highly Likely' Iranian Missile Downed Ukrainian Plane. Here'...

  • ascend: A statement from Ukraine International Airlines confirms the aircraft ascended to 2,400 meters, just shy of 8,000 feet.
  • crash: An initial investigative report cited eyewitnesses who said they saw the plane in flames before it crashed, the AP reported, noting that the crew of another flight in the air were among those who witnessed the blaze.
  • blaze: An initial investigative report cited eyewitnesses who said they saw the plane in flames before it crashed, the AP reported, noting that the crew of another flight in the air were among those who witnessed the blaze.
  • crash: Data from FlightRadar24 shows the aircraft could have crashed within two minutes of taking off.
  • engulf: The plane crashed southwest of Tehran, scattering debris across farmland that quickly became engulfed in flames.

1 skier still missing after deadly avalanche at Idaho resort

  • avalanche: The resort said it received a telephone call Wednesday morning from a concerned family member of the missing skier who was confirmed to be skiing there at the time of the avalanche.
  • avalanche: The runs had just been opened for a short period after crews performed avalanche control blasting in the area Tuesday morning, using explosives to trigger avalanches in hopes of leaving only the stable snow layers on the runs, officials said.
  • avalanche: Rescue crews and volunteers searched the avalanche area Tuesday with dogs and probes.
  • wet: The snow was heavy and wet, causing some skiers to worry about avalanche conditions, the Spokesman-Review newspaper reported.
  • avalanche: The snow was heavy and wet, causing some skiers to worry about avalanche conditions, the Spokesman-Review newspaper reported.

Heartbreaking photos show koalas, kangaroos, and other animals being badly burned or left without ho...

  • grass: Tracey Nearmy / ReutersA weary kangaroo shelters on a patch of green grass surrounded by burnt bushland along the Princes Highway near Milton on January 5.
  • dehydrate: Oakbank Balhannah CFS via APA dehydrated and injured Koala receives treatment at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie on November 2.
  • aboriginal: Tracey Nearmy / ReutersLocal aboriginal man Anthony Thomas is seen at his uncle's property, destroyed by bush fires, in Kiah on January 8.

How the world has responded

  • appalling: The Prince of Wales has said he and the Duchess of Cornwall have been " in despair " watching the " appalling horror" unfold.
  • inundate: Fire-ravaged communities have also been inundated with donations of toys, food, clothes and furniture.
  • brotherhood: We're doing it because it's a passion, it's a brotherhood," one volunteer firefighter told the BBC.
  • knit: People around the world have also been knitting blankets and protective pouches for animals which have lost their homes in the crisis.
  • inundate: The Animal Rescue Craft Guild told Reuters news agency it had been inundated with offers to make items including bat wraps, koala mitten and animal beds.

Joe Biden's free ride is over

  • incidentally: Incidentally, of late Biden has taken to claiming that he opposed the Iraq War from " the moment it started," but as a July 2003 speech he gave at the Brookings Institution shows ( " I voted with my colleagues to give the president of the United States of America the authority to use force, and I would vote that way again today.
  • onerous: Finally, Biden supported the 2005 bankruptcy reform that made the process dramatically more onerous and slanted towards creditors.
  • goon: Nevertheless, after years of effort, Biden and the other credit card goons in Congress finally passed the reform bill in 2005, which added stringent new means tests on the Chapter 7 process, made it almost impossible to get rid of student loan debt, and pushed people towards the fake Chapter 13 option.
  • stringent: Nevertheless, after years of effort, Biden and the other credit card goons in Congress finally passed the reform bill in 2005, which added stringent new means tests on the Chapter 7 process, made it almost impossible to get rid of student loan debt, and pushed people towards the fake Chapter 13 option.
  • atrocious: His atrocious record in Congress aside ( don't forget teaming up with southern Dixiecrats to stop school integratio n!

Trump appears to have dangerously escalated tensions with Iran over a slain U.S.-Iraqi translator

  • converge: Iraqi protesters and militiamen angered over the 25 people killed in those strikes converged on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Dec. 31, breaching an outer wall and setting fire to an outbuilding in a bloodless display of anger quelled by U.S. and Iraqi troops.
  • linguist: On Tuesday afternoon, The Sacramento Bee filled in the blanks, identifying the dead American as Nawres Waleed Hamid, a 33-year-old linguist from Iraq who spent the past few years working as an Arabic interpreter for U.S. forces.
  • interpreter: On Tuesday afternoon, The Sacramento Bee filled in the blanks, identifying the dead American as Nawres Waleed Hamid, a 33-year-old linguist from Iraq who spent the past few years working as an Arabic interpreter for U.S. forces.

Australia fires: Misleading maps and pictures go viral

  • respite: After milder weather brought brief respite last weekend, fire crews are preparing again for worsening conditions as temperatures are predicted to soar on Friday.
  • render: The scale is a little exaggerated due to the render's glow, but it is generally true to the info from the Nasa website.
  • icon: Another widely shared map of flame icons dotted across the country claims to show " all the fires burning in Australia ".
  • map: It is taken from the Australian government website My FireW atch, which uses satellite data to map heat sources.
  • refinery: This may include gas flares, refinery furnaces or highly reflective large industrial roofs ", according to its website.

Australia fires: The public ire falling on Australia's 'absent' PM

  • limp: When she failed to meet his hand, he reached down and lifted hers for a limp handshake.
  • tired: After a firefighter separately refused to shake his hand, Mr Morrison said to his aides: " Tell that fella I 'm really sorry, I 'm sure he's just tired.
  • raze: Since September, blazes across Australia have killed 20 people, razed more than 1,200 homes and scorched millions of hectares.
  • scorch: Since September, blazes across Australia have killed 20 people, razed more than 1,200 homes and scorched millions of hectares.
  • perish: Millions of animals are estimated to have perished, and the economic cost is predicted to be enormous.

Mallacoota: How people survived in the fire-hit beach town

  • foreshore: All around her in the dark, other holidaymakers waited anxiously in their bobbing boats, scanning the foreshore.
  • foreshore: The smoke was so toxic that many, including Melbourne couple Raphael Korman, 30 and his wife Yukie, 31, were sheltering in their cars near the foreshore.
  • encroach: The atmosphere was tense: " You could see this glowing redness that was starting to encroach on the town," Mr Korman said.
  • foreshore: A few kilometres south down at the campground by the foreshore," alarms went off, embers started to fly into town and spot fires were appearing all over," says Mr Korman.
  • stoic: I asked one bloke tackling the embers how he was going and he just sort of flashed a thumbs up, that sort of stoic nature.

IN PICTURES: Latest from the Australian bushfires

  • ravage: Deadly bushfires are ravaging the Australian landscape, so far destroying 1,200 homes across New South Wales and Victoria.
  • raze: This week the fires have razed at least 381 homes in New South Wales and 43 in Victoria, with at least 17 people missing.
  • camp: Image copyright Reuters Image caption A satellite image of Batemans Bay on New Year's Eve Image copyright AFP Image caption Debris is seen around a swimming pool next to the remains of a house destroyed by bushfires near Batemans Bay Image copyright AFP Image caption A family sit at a showground in the southern New South Wales town of Bega where they are camping after being evacuated from nearby sites.

Reintroduction of beavers could protect land against floods and climate change

  • graze: A female beaver born wild and ear-tagged in 2016, grazing in aquatic vegetation in Devon's River Otter catchment area- www .alamy.com
  • aquatic: A female beaver born wild and ear-tagged in 2016, grazing in aquatic vegetation in Devon's River Otter catchment area- www .alamy.com
  • vegetation: A female beaver born wild and ear-tagged in 2016, grazing in aquatic vegetation in Devon's River Otter catchment area- www .alamy.com
  • dam: One larger dam has increased water levels enough to create new channels running across the floodplain, re-entering the Tale a hundred metres or so downstream.
  • outweigh: Prof Brazier said: " O verall, the social and economic benefits of having beavers in the landscape far outweigh the costs, but the costs tend to be borne by different people from those who benefit.

Trump says he has been denied due process. But the Constitution does not afford him that.

  • railroad: They said the president has been railroaded based on hearsay evidence.
  • hearsay: They said the president has been railroaded based on hearsay evidence.
  • acquittal: He has guaranteed Trump's acquittal, telling Fox News host Sean Hannity there's " zero chanc e" the president will be removed from office.
  • disqualify: Otherwise," the majority will just disqualify the minority and you have this sort of bizarre free-for-all, with six people left standing.
  • abbreviate: His trial in 1999 was far more subdued, abbreviated and secretive.

What's the link between palm oil and the Kashmir dispute?

  • edible: India, the world's biggest importer of edible oils, buys more than 9m tonnes of palm oil annually, mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • nurture: Former ambassador Prakash feels that" both countries have invested a great deal of time, energy and effort in building and nurturing their relationship" and the recent development is a " mere hiccup which will dissipate sooner than later ".
  • dissipate: Former ambassador Prakash feels that" both countries have invested a great deal of time, energy and effort in building and nurturing their relationship" and the recent development is a " mere hiccup which will dissipate sooner than later ".

Attack on US Embassy in Iraq shows stark choices for Trump

  • stark: Attack on US Embassy in Iraq shows stark choices for Trump.
  • destination: He did not specify their destination, but a U.S. official familiar with the decision said they will go to Kuwait.
  • sabotage: The 750 soldiers deploying immediately are in addition to 14,000 U.S. troops who have deployed to the Gulf region since May in response to concerns about Iranian agg r ession, including its alleged sabotage of commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf.
  • compound: Tuesday's breach of the embassy compound in Baghdad, which caused no known U.S. casualties or evacuations, revealed growing strains between Washington and Baghdad, raising questions about the future of the U.S. military mission there.
  • compound: Trump blamed Iran for the embassy breach and called on Iraq to protect the diplomatic mission even as the U.S. reinforced the compound with Marines from Kuwait.

Bailed tycoon Ghosn flees to Lebanon from 'rigged' Japan

  • tycoon: The auto tycoon's abrupt departure was the latest twist in a rollercoaster journey that saw him fall from boardroom to detention centre and sparked questions over an embarrassing security lapse in Japan.
  • abrupt: The auto tycoon's abrupt departure was the latest twist in a rollercoaster journey that saw him fall from boardroom to detention centre and sparked questions over an embarrassing security lapse in Japan.
  • lapse: The auto tycoon's abrupt departure was the latest twist in a rollercoaster journey that saw him fall from boardroom to detention centre and sparked questions over an embarrassing security lapse in Japan.
  • spartan: Prosecutors stormed his private jet and whisked him off to a Tokyo detention centre where he spent more than 100 days in spartan conditions far removed from his sometimes extravagant lifes tyle.
  • extravagant: Prosecutors stormed his private jet and whisked him off to a Tokyo detention centre where he spent more than 100 days in spartan conditions far removed from his sometimes extravagant lifes tyle.

China internet: Top talking points of 2019 and how they evaded the censors

  • evade: China internet: Top talking points of 2019 and how they evaded the censors- BBC News.
  • evade: China internet: Top talking points of 2019 and how they evaded the censors.
  • behaviour: Image copyright AFP Image caption A number of Chinese cities are moving to make exposed bellies an example of 'uncivilised behaviour '.
  • pedestrian: In May, the capital targeted manspreading and eating on the subway, and eastern Nanjing has warned jaywalkers- pedestrians who cross the road at a red light- that their social credit could be impacted if they failed to wait for the little green man..
  • rocket: China's development of artificial intelligence technologies has rocketed this year, but online topics related to the rise of facial recognition technologies have raised eyebrows and ignited a lot of concern online.

China and Twitter: The year China got louder on social media

  • proactive: Rose Luwei Lu qiu, veteran journalist and assistant professor of communications at Hong Kong Baptist University, says this " Twiplomacy" indicates China's diplomatic strategy is becoming " more proactive ".
  • profile: On his Twitter profile, he writes he is trying to " tell the story of China and spread the voice of China ".
  • impeccable: Tweeting in impeccable English, Mr Zhao often shares positive messages about China, ranging from the country's high speed railroad to Chinese technology company Huawei's new phone camera's optical zoom.
  • railroad: Tweeting in impeccable English, Mr Zhao often shares positive messages about China, ranging from the country's high speed railroad to Chinese technology company Huawei's new phone camera's optical zoom.
  • ramble: At first glance, it appears like a random ramble, but it's actually a tweet from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MFA), the official voice of China on Twitter to the outside world.

Transgender in Pakistan: Maya, the woman who almost broke free

  • protector: Pushed to the fringes of society, transgender women in Pakistan tend to cluster in small communities organised around an older trans woman, a guru, who acts as their guardian and protector in exchange for a cut of their earnings.
  • censure: Having transgender dancers at weddings is not only a cheaper alternative but also spares the hosts the censure they would expect from community elders if they invited cisgender women.
  • feminine: Undeterred, in March, they both escaped again, eventually ending up in Peshawar, where the trend for " Tommy dancers "- transwomen dancers with a less feminine look- meant they could still get wedding work, despite their shorn heads.
  • recline: Maya was reclining in a cot in the lounge, she says, talking on phone.
  • bustle: Naina is kind and protective, and our place is bustling with friendly she-males.

Carnival Glory sets sail after repairs from crashing into other cruise ship in Cozumel, Mexico

  • cosmetic: Before its next sailing, Carnival made temporary repairs to the Glory while it was in New Orleans over the weekend, including cosmetic work and weatherproofing.
  • gust: The Glory's captain, Pero Grubjesic, said in a letter to passengers that the crash was caused by strong wind gusts and currents as the Glory was maneuvering to dock..
  • maneuver: The Glory's captain, Pero Grubjesic, said in a letter to passengers that the crash was caused by strong wind gusts and currents as the Glory was maneuvering to dock..

Baghdad's 'Tahrir Beach' where the revolution takes a break

  • intoxicate: Unemployed and penniless, another man here, Ali, is intoxicated by the wind of revolt that has swept through Iraq since early October in the biggest wave of street rallies since the 2003 US-led invasion.
  • emblem: Red and yellow tuk-tuks- the three-wheeled taxis that have become a revolutionary emblem- pour their smiling passengers onto the stretch of river-front, to be greeted by rows of shisha water pipes.
  • improvise: Everywhere there are reminders of the " martyrs" who fell on the barricades: improvised mausoleums adorned with now wilted flowers, a construction helmet, a bloodied t-shirt.
  • mausoleum: Everywhere there are reminders of the " martyrs" who fell on the barricades: improvised mausoleums adorned with now wilted flowers, a construction helmet, a bloodied t-shirt.
  • adorn: Everywhere there are reminders of the " martyrs" who fell on the barricades: improvised mausoleums adorned with now wilted flowers, a construction helmet, a bloodied t-shirt.

Death toll in Europe from storm hits nine

  • uproot: Storms Elsa and Fabien have flooded rivers, brought down power lines, uprooted trees and disrupted rail and air travel across the region, leaving more than 118,000 households without electricity.
  • buffet: The region was still being buffeted by gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour on Sunday.
  • gust: The region was still being buffeted by gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour on Sunday.

Afghanistan presidential election: Ghani set for second term after initial results

  • fraudulent: We would like to make it clear once again... that our team will not accept the result of this fraudulent vote unless our legitimate demands are addressed," a statement from Dr Ab dullah's team said on Sunday.
  • embroil: In the last presidential election five years ago, Mr Ghani and Dr Abdullah became embroiled in a long-running dispute about the results which caused months of political uncertainty.
  • illegitimate: The Taliban refuse to negotiate directly with the Afghan government, saying it is illegitimate.

At least 18 prisoners dead in clash at Honduras jail

  • plastic: Forensic workers placed the bodies in plastic bags and transported them to the judicial morgue of San Pedro Sula to be autopsied.
  • grapple: Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, grappling with a recent wave of prison killings, had ordered the army and the police on Tuesday to take full control of the country's 27 prisons, which are badly overcrowded with some 21,000 inmates.
  • circulate: A video circulating on social media shows the 52-year-old Armas talking with Meza when prison guards opened a locked gate, allowing a dozen inmates to burst in and stab and fatally shoot the drug trafficker.
  • burst: A video circulating on social media shows the 52-year-old Armas talking with Meza when prison guards opened a locked gate, allowing a dozen inmates to burst in and stab and fatally shoot the drug trafficker.
  • stab: A video circulating on social media shows the 52-year-old Armas talking with Meza when prison guards opened a locked gate, allowing a dozen inmates to burst in and stab and fatally shoot the drug trafficker.

Sri Lanka's Bhikkuni nuns and their fight for identity papers

  • prelate: That right was taken away from women like her in 2004, when the country's influential prelates told the government to stop issuing them identity cards as " B hikkunis ", or just not to recognise them any longer.
  • ordination: She is one of 20 nuns who received high ordination in 1998.
  • ordination: The chief prelates argued that the Bhikkuni Order could not be re-established until the next Buddha appeared, as there are no nuns with higher ordination in the Buddhist tradition practiced in Sri Lanka; and some opposed their very existence.
  • prelate: The Buddhist Affairs Commissioner said he couldn't issue the NIC without the permission from chief prelates," she told the BBC at her temple in Pothuhara, a remote town in north western Sri Lanka.
  • prelate: They do have support from Dr Inamaluve Sri Sumangala Thero, who is credited with re-establishing the Bhikkuni order in Sri Lanka and is highly critical of most senior chief prelates.

Pair from Alabama face 9 murder counts in Illinois shooting

  • heinous: This is a brutal and heinous crime and crime spree that occurred and these individuals are evil.
  • rob: She claimed McMillan and Witcher were familiar with the Bethalto victims and intended to rob the home.
  • aggravate: In addition, both Witcher and McMillan were charged with armed robbery and aggravated vehicular hijacking.
  • felon: Witcher also faces a charge of possession of a firearm as a felon.

Australia fires: PM Morrison apologises for US holiday amid crisis

  • blaze: Two volunteer firefighters died in a road accident on Thursday while deployed to a huge blaze near Sydney.
  • regret: I deeply regret any offence caused to any of the many Australians affected by the terrible bushfires by my taking leave with family at this time," he said on Friday.
  • scorch: Australia's bushfire emergency has killed eight people, destroyed more than 700 houses and scorched millions of hectares since September.
  • blaze: Criticism grew as a heatwave broke records across the country and exacerbated mammoth blazes, making the task even harder for exhausted firefighters- many of them volunteers.
  • exhaust: Criticism grew as a heatwave broke records across the country and exacerbated mammoth blazes, making the task even harder for exhausted firefighters- many of them volunteers.

Citizenship Act protests: Chandrasekhar Azad escapes police detention

  • evade: They were on the look out for Mr Azad, but he evaded them and appeared outside the 16th Century mosque after Friday prayers, holding up a copy of India's constitution.
  • severely: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country, despite a police order based on a severely restrictive law which prohibits more than four people from gathering in a place.
  • register: The NRC and the Citizenship Amendment Act are closely linked as the latter will protect non-Muslims who are excluded from the register and face the threat of deportation or internment.
  • enshrine: Many Muslim citizens fear that they could be made stateless if they don't have the necessary documents; and critics also say the law is exclusionary and violates the secular principles enshrined in India's constitution.

Who won the latest Democratic debate?

  • indignant: Buttigieg, for his part, gave a righteously indignant defense of the significance of small-town America that could have been scripted by Aaron Sorkin.
  • lucid: Joe Biden was more lucid than usual, and also angrier.
  • moderator: The moderators chose some strange and highly critical questions based on dubious premises.
  • dismal: Klobuchar was (yet again) given far more time than her dismal polling numbers warrant.

The Upgraded AC-130 Is the Ultimate Gunship

  • integral: Key Point: Once the gunship is upg raded, the AC-130 will become an integral part of U.S. overseas operations.
  • upgrade: The historic, lethal and combat-tested AC-130 gunship-- known for attacking ISIS and Taliban fighters during close-air support high-risk combat missions-- is getting a massive technological upgrade with newer weapons and avionics to increase the effectiveness of the attack platform and extend its service life into future decades, service officials said.
  • variant: Early variants of the AC-130 gunship first entered combat in the late 1960s during the Vietnam war.
  • pilot: Its crew consists of a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, fire control officer, electronic warfare officers, flight engineer, TV operator, infrared detection operator, loadmaster and four aerial gunners.
  • operator: Its crew consists of a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, fire control officer, electronic warfare officers, flight engineer, TV operator, infrared detection operator, loadmaster and four aerial gunners.

In new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, most voters agree with Trump's impeachment — but support for his ...

  • calculus: Majorities this slim, however, do not represent the sort of groundswell of popular support needed to change the political calculus in the Republican-controlled Senate, which will hold a trial and vote on removal after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi forwards the articles of impeachment.
  • forward: Majorities this slim, however, do not represent the sort of groundswell of popular support needed to change the political calculus in the Republican-controlled Senate, which will hold a trial and vote on removal after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi forwards the articles of impeachment.
  • plurality: A clear plurality of Americans ( 45 percent) said the impeachment proceedings had been fair to the president, compared to 36 percent who said they had been unfair; independents were evenly divided on that question.

Joshua Boyle : Judge dismisses charges against ex-Afghan hostage

  • forcible: A few months after Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children were rescued in October 2017 after being held captive in Afghanistan, Mr Boyle was arrested by Canadian police and charged with assa ult, sexual assault and forcible confinement.
  • estrange: He pleaded not guilty to all the charges, which were related to alleged assaults against his now estranged wife.
  • divergent: The two gave very divergent accounts during the trial of the events that led up to Mr Boyle's arrest.
  • concoct: His lawyer suggested that Ms Coleman concocted the assault allegations in order to get sole custody of their children.
  • frigid: Meanwhile, Mr Boyle told the court he noticed his wife had left without her coat and was worried about her in the frigid weather, so called the police..