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devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
curtail - shorten; reduce
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
onerous - burdensome
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult