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embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
preeminent - outstanding; superior
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity