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prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
scurry - move hastily; hurry; move briskly
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society