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libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
preeminent - outstanding; superior
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting