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emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
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
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state