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genesis - beginning; origin
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual