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hermitage - home of a hermit
grumble - complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
emasculate - weaken; castrate
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
uniformity - sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant