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foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set