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ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
stipend - pay for services
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander