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bode - foreshadow; portend
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
spoof - parody
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need