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marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.