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seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
correlate - either of the correlated things; V.
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire