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sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
attenuate - make thin; weaken
denizen - (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly