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posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain
promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
horde - crowd; swarm
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome