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leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating
distend - expand; swell out