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peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
astral - relating to the stars
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils