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pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
gainsay - deny
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
perforate - pierce; put a hole through