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::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
::: ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
::: amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
::: anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: aloft - upward; high up in the air
::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
::: afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life