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fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
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
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
conjecture - surmise; guess; V.
alleviate - relieve (pain)
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person