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::: extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
::: abjure - renounce upon oath
::: fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
::: dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
::: reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence