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petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
edifice - building (of imposing size)
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
finale - conclusion; concluding part
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group