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posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
omniscient - all-knowing
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage