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prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
dauntless - bold; fearless
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.