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::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
::: impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
::: augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: collation - a light meal; collating
::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
::: lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium