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precursor - forerunner; predecessor
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas