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endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
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
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend