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bode - foreshadow; portend
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people