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proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
hermitage - home of a hermit
amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman