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decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
prong - pointed projecting part
anomaly - irregularity
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse