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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
hoary - white with age
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs