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impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
infinitesimal - very small
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision