An Unusual Growth!
I’ve had a mole on my shoulder for as long as I can remember (probably since birth) — it doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t change color or size, it’s just there. However, a few years ago, I developed a small excrescence on my face to the left of my mouth. My doctor even froze it off a couple of years ago. It stayed gone about six month and redeveloped. Alas, I’m destined to keep it.
\ ik-skres–uh ns \, noun;
1. an abnormal outgrowth, usually harmless, on an animal or vegetable body.
2. a normal outgrowth, as hair or horns.
3. any disfiguring addition.
4. abnormal growth or increase.
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Source: The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich
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