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perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
incarcerate - imprison
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable