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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
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
extrovert - person interested mostly in external objects and actions
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell