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parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
enunciate - announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
lithe - flexible; supple; CF. limber
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)