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sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
acrophobia - fear of heights
declivity - downward slope
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
gruel - thin liquid porridge
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
underlying - lying below; fundamental