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prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off