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::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: maudlin - effusively sentimental
::: edifice - building (of imposing size)
::: convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
::: mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
::: apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something