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irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food