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harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
inane - silly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
marital - pertaining to marriage
embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development