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nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
euphony - sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered