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::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
::: confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
::: overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
::: insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
::: headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
::: ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
::: percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
::: indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
::: allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference