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predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
lateral - of or coming from the side