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portent
n. omen or sign something bad is going to happen; augury; presage
filibuster
v. talk at length in political assembly to impede a vote
penurious
1. extremely poor; impecunious 2. unwilling to spend money
debunk
v. prove as false
presumptuous
too bold or forward; going beyond what is right or proper
philology
study of languages - particularly their history
proffer
v. offer
poignant
causing sad feelings
pestilence
n. large plague
dither
be indecisive
pungent
1. smelling or tasting very strong and sharp 2. being sharp and to the point (written or spoken words)
arcane
mysterious, esoteric, only known to a small number of people
recant
v. reject or take back (especially beliefs held in the past)
solecism
1. grammatical mistake 2. violation of good manners or etiquette
precarious
adj. in a dangerous position
salacious
having excessive interest in sexual matters; prurient
scintilla
tiny amount
reservoir
n. storage vessel for liquids
philanthropic
adj. loving mankind: extremely generous
peccadillo
n. small or trivial sin
redress
1. v. correct sth that is unfair or wrong. 2. n. compensation
parity
n. equality of treatment
preternatural
adj. beyond natural
purloin
steal
pare
1. trim by cutting edges; cut off outer skin 2. reduce in number, size
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