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downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
abjure - renounce upon oath
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful