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fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large