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postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
arboreal - of or living in trees
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast