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grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
blithe - (blithesome) gay; joyous
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
sinister - evil; ominous
reputable - respectable; having a good reputation