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elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
subaltern - subordinate
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
progenitor - ancestor
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension