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presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
invective - abuse
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
repartee - quick clever reply
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer