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::: chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
::: catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
::: gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
::: expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
::: gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
::: baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look