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::: pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes
::: reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
::: impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
::: burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
::: malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention