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precursor - forerunner; predecessor
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents