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pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
courier - messenger
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.