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officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
illimitable - infinite; limitless
multiform - having many forms
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
defection - desertion
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory