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gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
filch - steal (things of small value)
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river