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::: decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
::: willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
::: expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
::: yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
::: gainsay - deny
::: estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
::: elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
::: kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.