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prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
hazardous - dangerous
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
avuncular - of or like an uncle
insurrection - rebellion; uprising
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind