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victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
indissoluble - permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
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