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striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments