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jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
knack - special talent; art
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
shrewd - clever; astute
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
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