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discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
overblown - inflated; exaggerated
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
forward - presumptuous or bold