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recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
desiccate - dry up
pretext - excuse
kinetic - producing motion; of motion