Complete this finite convoluted sequence of words

renegade, epitasis, nihilist, etiolate, gallinae, ...

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    $\begingroup$ This was automatically flagged as low-quality. Silly bot :-) $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2020 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ Given that the problem was solved so fast It has got a point. I probably should have given fewer words. $\endgroup$
    – Florian F
    Sep 27, 2020 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ Actually the opposite, from the bot/system's point of view: it was flagged for being too short. $\endgroup$ Sep 27, 2020 at 13:38
  • $\begingroup$ It was on -1, for no very obvious reason, when I saw it. I don't know whether the "low quality" metric takes early votes into account somehow. (I think exactly what it does is deliberately not disclosed.) $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Sep 27, 2020 at 14:33

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The remaining words are



then the eight 8-letter words form a word-square (and I think this is the only continuation with that property).

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    $\begingroup$ You could also have R as last letter, but D is better. $\endgroup$
    – Florian F
    Sep 27, 2020 at 12:14
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, I suppose you could, but that's a pretty poor sort of a word :-). $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Sep 27, 2020 at 14:31

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