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poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
venue - location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
malodorous - foul-smelling
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm