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alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
cleft - N: split
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs