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iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
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feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
throes - violent anguish
itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
buccaneer - pirate
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes