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codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter