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nebula - diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice