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imperturbable - unshakably calm; placid
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
monotheism - belief in one God
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
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
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall