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epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
patois - local or provincial dialect
scrappy - quarrelsome
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
ludicrous - laughable; ridiculous; trifling
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable