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requisition - formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
callus - area of thick hard skin
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
cascade - small waterfall
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation