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::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
::: continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
::: impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
::: indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
::: acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
::: upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor