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::: 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
::: opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
::: prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
::: energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
::: listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: ample - enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
::: kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal