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embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.