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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
composure - mental calmness
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
alcove - nook; recess
equestrian - rider on horseback; ADJ.