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::: bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
::: pretext - excuse
::: embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
::: precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: progenitor - ancestor
::: disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
::: exult - rejoice