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::: hereafter - life after death
::: elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
::: collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
::: impecunious - without money
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
::: pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
::: exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe