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::: 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
::: compute - reckon; calculate
::: discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
::: debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
::: laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
::: defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant