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presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
reverie - daydream; abstracted musing
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence