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afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
knoll - little round hill; hillock
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence