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sinister - evil; ominous
tablet - small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
empirical - based on experience
premonitory - serving to warn
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.