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  1. Prognosticate
    Verb:Foretell or prophesy (an event in the future)
  2. Prognosis
    • Noun
    • A forecast of the likely course of a disease or ailment
  3. Magniloquent
    Adjective:Using high-flown or bombastic language
  4. Implacable
    • Adjective
    • Relentless; unstoppable: "implacable advances"
  5. Impervious
    • Adjective
    • Not allowing something to pass through; not penetrable
  6. Craven
    • Adjective
    • Contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly.
  7. Mien
    • Noun
    • A person's look or manner, indicating their character or mood.
  8. Mantra
    • Noun
    • A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation.
  9. Peruse
    • Verb
    • Read thoroughly or carefully
  10. Philistine
    • Noun
    • A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them.
  11. Pertinacious
    • Adjective
    • Holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action.
  12. Inure
    • Verb
    • Accustom (someone) to something, esp. something unpleasant.
  13. Invective
    • Noun
    • Insulting, abusive, or highly critical language.
  14. Raillery
    • Noun
    • Good-humored teasing.
  15. Hirsute
    • Adjective
    • Hairy
  16. Histrionic
    • Adjective
    • Overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style.
  17. Hoary
    • Adjective
    • Grayish-white.
    • Having grayish-white hair
  18. Jettison
    • Verb
    • Throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship.
  19. Jetsam/flotsam
    • Noun
    • Unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, esp. material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel

    People or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless
  20. Obviate
    • Verb
    • Remove (a need or difficulty)
  21. Juxtapose
    • Verb
    • Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect
  22. Milieu
    • Noun
    • A person's social environment
  23. Immutable
    • Adjective
    • Unchanging over time or unable to be changed
  24. Adduce
    • Verb
    • Cite as evidence

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