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skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
doggerel - poor verse
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
duration - length of time something lasts
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid