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despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
desiccate - dry up
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
referendum - direct vote by all the people
levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on