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retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
botch - mismanage; blow
disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
gist - essence; main point; substance