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bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
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
indubitable - unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision