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posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
unique - without an equal; single in kind
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment