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stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
predecessor - former occupant of a post
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
accost - approach and speak first to a person
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
emanate - issue forth; come out
subaltern - subordinate
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)