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overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin