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subaltern - subordinate
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
tertiary - third in order or rank
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance