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motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
bearing - deportment; connection
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition