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::: apparition - ghost; phantom
::: retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
::: countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
::: enjoin - command; order; forbid