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masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room