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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
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
tawny - brownish yellow
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature