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executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
hubbub - confused uproar; loud noise; din
verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve