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::: upshot - outcome; final result
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
::: gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
::: 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
::: perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity