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antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
baroque - highly ornate
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
cohabit - live together
disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations