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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
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail