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testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
credo - creed
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
assiduous - diligent
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)