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::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
::: compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
::: expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
::: incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
::: tertiary - third in order or rank
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.