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presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
bellicose - warlike