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totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
antecede - precede
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office