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posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
mirth - merriment; laughter