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deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
depict - portray
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man