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pauper - very poor person
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
swindler - cheater
disparity - difference; condition of inequality; OP. parity
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate