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precursor - forerunner; predecessor
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
ordeal - severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
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 ?''
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor