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::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
::: tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: viand - food; CF. live
::: amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
::: primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
::: unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
::: ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
::: vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander