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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
trickster - person who cheats people
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity