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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
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
lineage - descent; ancestry
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
clientele - body of customers
internecine - mutually destructive
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell