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::: consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
::: tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
::: muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
::: tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
::: revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration