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::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
::: gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
::: ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
::: anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
::: verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth