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,

                         Overlapping leaves.

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.





Grating- (adj.)


1.      irritating or unpleasant to one’s feelings.

2.      (of a sound or noise) harsh, discordant, or rasping.





Catastrophe- (n)


a sudden and widespread disaster: the catastrophe of war.



any misfortune, mishap, or failure; fiasco: The play was so poor our whole evening was a catastrophe.




Intermingle- (v) to mingle, one with another; intermix.


Lithe- (adj.) bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible: the lithe body of a ballerina.


Irresolute (adj)- not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose


Irksome- (adj.)


annoying; irritating; exasperating; tiresome: irksome restrictions



Spur- (v) to proceed hurriedly; press forward: We spurred onward through the night.


Verge- (n)


the edge, rim, or margin of something: the verge of a desert; to operate on the verge of fraud.



the limit or point beyond which something begins or occurs; brink: on the verge of a nervous breakdown.



– (v) to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty


Intricate- (adj.)


having many interrelated parts or facets; entangled or involved: an intricate maze.



complex; complicated; hard to understand, work, or make: an intricate machine.












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