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Calumny

A false accusation of an offence.

Eg. He was the target of calumny for his unorthodox beliefs.

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Disparate

Fundamentally different; distinct in quality or kind.

Eg. As there was so much disparate information on the topic, the research process took longer than expected.

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Presage

A foreboding of what is about to happen.

Eg. Frequent fainting fits gave presage of a speedy end.

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Inchoate

Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; beginning to develop.

Eg. She had a child’s inchoate awareness of language.

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Cavort

Play boisterously; to move around in an excited fashion.

Eg. If you are going to cavort around with my daughter, then you can certainly come up to the house.