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augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
minuscule - (miniscule) extremely small
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
tablet - small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
chuckle - laugh quietly
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original