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epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
gist - essence; main point; substance
gruel - thin liquid porridge
imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound