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::: facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
::: statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
::: primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
::: nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
::: mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes