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::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
::: elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
::: succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
::: annuity - yearly allowance
::: viper - poisonous snake
::: laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)