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poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
hereafter - life after death
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)