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prefatory - introductory; of a preface
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
recline - lie down
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
accost - approach and speak first to a person
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life