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thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
astral - relating to the stars
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
skulduggery - (skullduggery) dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
imperturbable - unshakably calm; placid
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace