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prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
rampart - defensive mound of earth
incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership