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rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
throng - crowd (of people or things); V.
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
allure - entice; attract; tempt
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen