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foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
engross - occupy fully; absorb
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased