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::: travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
::: stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
::: 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
::: discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
::: bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
::: slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
::: hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
::: contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
::: regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
::: cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable