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ensue - follow (as a result)
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
trident - three-pronged spear
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)