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gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
preamble - introductory statement
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
reparable - capable of being repaired
imminent - impending; near at hand