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mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
guileless - without deceit
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
fiend - evil spirit; devil
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent