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tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
imprecation - curse; swearword
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness