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a. apparition – a ghostly figure
b. deleterious – having a harmful effect
c. philoprogenitive – producing many children or offspring, the loving and caring of children
d. lackadaisical – lacking spirit or interest
e. diatribe – thunderous, verbal attack
f. christen – to name and dedicate as in a ceremony
g. emit – to give out or send
h. reconnoiter – to survey, to get the lay of the land
i. contiguous – neighboring, sharing a boundary
j. somnolent – drowsy, sleepy
k. sylvan – abounding in trees; a wooded area
l. peremptory – firmly determined, dictatorial
m. decry – to condemn openly
n. collaborate – to work together, to cooperate
o. proclivities – a natural disposition
p. calliope – a musical instrument with steam whistles and played with keys like an organ
Terrain- n. 1. An area of land or ground.
2. The surface area of a piece of land.
Passionate-adj. 1. Having, compelled by or ruled by a strong emotion or feeling.
2. Easily moved to anger, quick tempered.
3. Expressing or showing the mark of a strong feeling.
Dispassionately- adj. Free from or unaffected by passion, devoid of personal feeling or bias, impartial or
Disconcerted- adj. Having self- possession upset; thrown into confusion.
Brevity- adj. 1. Shortness of time or duration; briefness.
2. The quality of expressing much in few words.
Ensnare- v. To capture in, or involve as in as snare.
Sinister- adj. Threatening or portending evil, harm or trouble.
Cypress- n. Any of several evergreen coniferous trees, having dark green scalelike,
Petrol- n. (British) Gasoline.
Conspicuous- adj. Easily seen or noticed, easily observable.
Lorries- n. 1. A truck.
2. Any conveyances running on rails to a mine or factory.
3. A long, low, horse-drawn wagon without sides.
Daft- adj. Senseless, foolish.
Succumb- v. To give way to a superior force
Arancia – (n) (Italian) an orange.
Apfelsine- (n) (German) an orange.
Thicket- (n) a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees
1. composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand.
2. lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: The stiff, coarse fabric irritated her skin.
3. harsh; grating.
4. lacking delicacy, taste, or refinement; unpolished: He had coarse manners but an absolutely first-rate mind.
5. of inferior or faulty quality; common; base.
6. vulgar; obscene; crude: His coarse language angered us.
1. irritating or unpleasant to one’s feelings.
2. (of a sound or noise) harsh, discordant, or rasping.