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cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
fiend - evil spirit; devil