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glutinous - sticky; viscous; gluey
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt