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  1. What does Caveat mean?
    A warning or caution: "A final caveat: Most experts feel that clients get unsatisfactory results when they don't specify clearly what they want" (Savvy).
  2. Vanguard
    van·guard (vngärd)n.1. The foremost position in an army or fleet advancing into battle.2. a. The foremost or leading position in a trend or movement.b. Those occupying a foremost position
  3. Denouement
    de·noue·ment also dé·noue·ment (dn-mä)n.1. a. The final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot.b. The events following the climax of a drama or novel in which such a resolution or clarification takes place.2. The outcome of a sequence of events; the end result.
  4. Aesthetic
    • 1. Relating to the philosophy or theories of aesthetics.2. Of or
    • concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste: the aesthetic
    • faculties.3. Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty.4.
    • Artistic: The play was an aesthetic success.5. Informal Conforming to
    • accepted notions of good taste.
  5. Curmudgeon
    cur·mudg·eon (kr-mjn)n. An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.
  6. Fraught
    fraught (frôt)adj.1. Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
  7. Impetuous
    im·pet·u·ous (m-pch-s)adj.1. Characterized by sudden and forceful energy or emotion; impulsive and passionate.2. Having or marked by violent force: impetuous, heaving waves.

    Synonyms: impetuous, heedless, hasty, headlong, precipitate, sudden
  8. Malfeasance
    mal·fea·sance (ml-fzns)n. Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
  9. nu·ance
    nu·ance (näns, ny-, n-äns, ny-)n.1. A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.2. Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone: a rich artistic performance, full of nuance.
  10. Acerbate
    acerbate [ˈæsəˌbeɪt]vb (tr)1. to embitter or exasperate 2. to make sour or bitter

    acerbate - cause to be bitter or resentful; "These injustices embittered her even more" embitter, envenom
  11. Encumbrance
    • Noun1.encumbrance - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"burden, onus, incumbrance, loadheadache, worry, vexation, concern
    • - something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness;
    • "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"dead weight - an oppressive encumbrance
  12. Potpourii
    pot·pour·ri (pp-r)n. pl. pot·pour·ris 1. A combination of incongruous things: "In the minds of many, the real and imagined causes for Russia's defeats quickly mingled into a potpourri of terrible fears" (W. Bruce Lincoln).2. A miscellaneous anthology or collection: a potpourri of short stories and humorous verse.3. A mixture of dried flower petals and spices used to scent the air.
  13. Eczema
    • ec·ze·ma (ks-m, gz-, g-z-)n.
    • A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by
    • redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous
    • matter and become encrusted and scaly.