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fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
unfeigned - genuine; real
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky