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::: augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
::: livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
::: obsidian - black volcanic rock
::: actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
::: amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
::: pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
::: benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
::: congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous