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bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor