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  • sago
    powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener
  • talon
    a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
  • carafe
    a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
  • galleons
    A galleon was a large, multi-decked sailing ship used primarily by the nations of Europe from the 16th to 18th centuries. Whether used for war or commerce, they were generally armed with the demi-culverin type of cannon.
  • landscapers
    Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including: # living elements, such as flora or fauna; or ...
  • carnations
    Dianthus caryophyllus (Clove Pink) is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years. It is the wild ancestor of the garden Carnation.
  • raiment
    dress: provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child";
    array: especially fine or decorative clothing
  • naiad
    submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
  • developer
    someone who develops real estate (especially someone who prepares a site for residential or commercial use)
  • meteoric
    pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids
  • peter
    disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope;
    cock: obscene terms for penis
  • ceiling
    the overhead upper surface of a covered space
  • cerebral
    involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
  • agave
    tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
  • mimicked
    Mimicry is the similarity in appearance of one species to another that protects one or both.;
    mimic - imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"
  • pinatubo
    a volcano on Luzon to the northwest of Manila; erupted in 1991 after 600 years of dormancy
  • lillian
    Lillian is a collaboration album between Alias (Brendan Whitney) and his brother Ehren Whitney. Ehren provided much of the live instrumentation (including the saxophone, the clarinet, and the flute), while Alias provided beats and synths. ...
  • eightieths
  • sisyphus
    (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again
  • plantain
    any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
  • uncouple
    disconnect or separate
  • inchoate
    incipient: only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"
  • zoroastrianisms
  • mongol
    a member of the nomadic peoples of Mongolia;
    of or relating to the region of Mongolia or its people or their languages or cultures; "the Mongol invaders"; "a Mongolian pony"; "Mongolian syntax strongly resembles Korean syntax"
  • foreshortens
    foreshorten - abridge: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened";
    foreshorten - shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
  • triceratops
    huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill
  • strays
    Strays is the third studio album by American alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, released July 22, 2003 on Capitol Records. To date, this is the only studio album released by a re-united Jane's Addiction and is the only album to feature bass
  • stimulus
    stimulation: any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action;
    In physiology, a stimulus (pl. stimuli) is a detectable change in the internal or external environment. ...
  • syllabus
    course of study: an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university"

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