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posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
evince - show clearly
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed