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CUBO
(L)to lie down
INCUMBO
(L) to recline
incubus
n. 1. a deamon believed to attack sleeping women by night

2. a nightmare; a haunting, opressive burden or thought
incumbent
n. a person who holds an office or position

adj. 1. already holding an office or position

2. required as a duty or obligation (often used with on)
recumbent
adj. reclining; lying down
succumb
v. 1. to yield; to give up, especially to a powerful force or desire

2. to die
HUPO
(G) under, beneath
hypochondria
n. a psychological disorder characterized by the illusory conviction that one is ill or in pain, or likely to become so
hypothesis
n. 1. a theory or explanation that leads to further investigation for proof or disproof

2. an assumption on which a conclusion or decision is based
KATA
(G) down
cataclysm
n. a disaster or catastrophe on such a large scale that biological, environmental, or cultural elements are permanently altared or irreparably lost to the earth
catapult
n. 1. an ancient mechanical device for hurling missiles

2. a modern mechanism for launching aircraft from the deck of a ship

v. to hurl or launch suddenly; to spring up
SUB
(L) under
subjective
adj. 1. concentrating on the self in the expression of feelings and perceptions

2. relation to personal opinions and thought processes rather than factual information or universal experience
sublimate
v. to turn aside a coarser, often sexual, impulse in favor of a higher moral, social, or cultural activity
suborn
v. 1. to induce a person in secret to commit a misdeed or crime

2. to induce someone to give a false testimony
subterfuge
n. an artifice, device, or evasion to hide or avoid something, or to escape an outcome
VERITAS
(L) truth
verisimilitude
n. a thing or a quality that appears true or real
verity
n. 1. the condition or quality of being true or accurate

2. a belief, principal, or statement expressing some basic human truth
aver
v. to affirm; to declare or attest to positively or dogmatically