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::: rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
::: dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
::: argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people