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::: herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
::: disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
::: dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: congenital - existing at birth
::: entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
::: causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality