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bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
authenticate - prove genuine
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)