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postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
illimitable - infinite; limitless
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize