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inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
import - significance; importance; meaning
giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report