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prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
genesis - beginning; origin
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule