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touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
maternal - motherly; N. maternity: motherhood
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate