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bibliophile

a person who loves / collects books

2

elope

run away secretly to get married

3

taxidermy

the art of stuffing the skins of animals with lifelike effect

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halitosis

technical term for bad breath

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epitaph

phrase written in memory of someone who died, especially on a tombstone. ( obituary )

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mausoleum

a building housing tombs

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patricide

killing of one's father

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regicide

the action of killing a king

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venison

meat from a deer

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conscription

compulsory enlistment for state service ( armed forces )

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verbatim

in exactly the same words as were used originally

12

elegy

a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead

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hors d'oeuvre

a small dish , served as an appetizer

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bilingual

speaking two languages fluently

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ambidextrous

able to use the right and left hand equally well

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polygamy

the custom of having more than one husband of wife at the same time

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angler

someone who fishes with a rod and line

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pedestrian

a person walking rather than driving

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atheist

a person who doesn't believe in God or gods

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archives

a collection of historical records that provide info

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pedantic

excessively concerned with minor details or rules ; over scrupulous