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recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
berate - scold strongly
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
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
spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt