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sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
imprecation - curse; swearword
residue - remainder; balance
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)