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clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
skulduggery - (skullduggery) dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)