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foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
swill - drink greedily
apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
adversary - opponent; enemy
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)