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presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
penitent - repentant; N.
incredulity - tendency to disbelief
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism