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::: forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: camaraderie - good-fellowship; CF. comrade
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
::: petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded