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foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
gnarled - twisted
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
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
nauseous - causing nausea; feeling nausea
lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity