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papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
braggart - boaster; bragger
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist