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legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
ablution - washing