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dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
pulchritude - beauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate