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humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
inception - start; beginning
champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff