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::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: viand - food; CF. live
::: enterprising - full of initiative; showing enterprise
::: assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
::: irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
::: verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities