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sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
abjure - renounce upon oath
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)