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genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
certitude - certainty
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)