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enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
wastrel - waster; profligate
afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid