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::: canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
::: bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
::: mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
::: scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
::: assent - agree; accept; N. assessment
::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams