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precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
audacious - daring; bold; N. audacity
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal