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jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
gaffe - social blunder
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around