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preamble - introductory statement
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
delude - deceive
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight