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::: ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
::: bestow - confer
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: miniature - small model; small painting; ADJ: small
::: heedless - not noticing; disregarding
::: elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
::: skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: surmount - overcome
::: carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture