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bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
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
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
frisk - move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
abjure - renounce upon oath
precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
annul - make void
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art