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::: skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
::: gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
::: congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
::: foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
::: perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
::: levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
::: truncate - cut the top off; shorten
::: disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
::: bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food