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bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement