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testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
emasculate - weaken; castrate
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
wanderlust - strong longing to travel