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antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
cistern - reservoir or water tank
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
itinerary - plan of a trip; record of a trip
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.