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indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile