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idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
nefarious - very wicked
Elysium - place or condition of bliss
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
creep - move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
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