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whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.