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1

castigate

v. to punish by criticizing sharply; to berate

2

colloquial

adj. characterized by informal language
n. informal language

3

epitaph

n. the words carved on a tombstone in memory of the deceased

4

exodus

n. a mass departure

5

inter

v. to put in a grave; to bury

6

lacerate

v. to tear or cut roughly

7

largesse

n. the act of giving generously; gifts

8

obituary

n. a notice of someone's death, such as in a newspaper, usually with a brief summary of that person's life

9

omnivorous

adj. eating all kinds of food, including both animal and vegetable food
adj. taking in everything available

10

permeate

v. to spread throughout; to pass through

11

rendition

n. an interpretation or translation; a performance

12

resurgence

n. a rising again to life, use, acceptance, or prominence; a revival

13

stereotype

n. a generalization that is used to characterize a person with acknowledging individual differences
v. to make judgements that ignore individual differences

14

stipend

n. a regular and fixed amount of pay for work done or to help cover living or work expenses

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subservient

adj. serving or acting in a subordinate manner; servile