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padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
subsequent - following in time or order; later
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
resolution - determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
chaffing - bantering; joking
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''