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assiduous - diligent
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
culprit - one guilty of a crime
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner