proem

as in introduction
a short section (as of a book) that leads to or explains the main part the proem promises what the book does not deliver: a totally new interpretation of the French Revolution

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“Proem.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/proem. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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