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codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
bludgeon - club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person