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::: libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
::: appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
::: withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
::: disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
::: peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
::: lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber