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humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
demented - insane
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
subjugate - conquer; bring under control
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar