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placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
Elysium - place or condition of bliss
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest