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harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola