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10 Cards in this Set

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Preamble
a preliminary statement; introduction to speech or writing.
tentative
done as a trial or experiment; experimental
furtive
done quickly and with stealth to avoid being noticed.
dilemma
situation requiring a choice between 2 alternatives, which appear equally unfavorable.
aplomb
self-possession springing from perfect confindence in oneself.
uncanny
strange and mysterious
pungent
sharply affecting the organs of taste and smell
daunted
overcome with fear or fright
hardtack
very hard dry biscuit that resists spoiling, used on ships
precarious
not safe or secure