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harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
discernible - distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)