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auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
multiform - having many forms
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
chicanery - trickery; deception
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen