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baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon