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verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
executioner - person administering capital punishment
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society