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ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
tawny - brownish yellow
hereafter - life after death
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit