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foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
artisan - a manually skilled worker
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
augment - increase; add to
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others