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devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
contaminate - pollute
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
fusion - union; coalition; V. fuse
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil