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presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
warranted - justified; authorized