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prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
disparity - difference; condition of inequality; OP. parity
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)