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simulate - feign; imitate
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
gist - essence; main point; substance
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on