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paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
solicitor - lawyer in the lower court of law