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::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: bereaved - deprived of (someone beloved through death)
::: woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
::: patrimony - property inherited from a father
::: proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
::: stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
::: indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
::: intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
::: economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources