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posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
imbibe - drink in
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
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)
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff