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::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: nexus - connection
::: leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
::: breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
::: travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: decapitate - behead
::: morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy