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patrimony - property inherited from a father
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
gist - essence; main point; substance
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
Elysium - place or condition of bliss