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::: hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
::: foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
::: podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
::: graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
::: biennial - every two years
::: meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
::: epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption