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piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
influx - flowing into
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
berate - scold strongly
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible