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::: nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
::: zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
::: modish - fashionable; conforming to the current fashion
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: forward - presumptuous or bold
::: rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
::: bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of