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augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
braggart - boaster; bragger
lateral - of or coming from the side
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous