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varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
cartographer - map-maker
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial