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::: forward - presumptuous or bold
::: maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
::: acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
::: centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: promontory - headland
::: wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: 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
::: bastard - illegitimate child