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prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
tactful - careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune