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pretext - excuse
compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
analgesia - condition of being unable to feel pain
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
willowy - flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite