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digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
cogitate - think over; ponder
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