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::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
::: invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
::: gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
::: putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
::: intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: lethal - deadly
::: isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land