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seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
underlying - lying below; fundamental