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posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels