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manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
sentinel - sentry; lookout
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private