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::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: conflagration - great fire
::: defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
::: inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
::: comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
::: carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
::: contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist