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::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
::: reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
::: facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
::: auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
::: balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
::: sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
::: grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
::: prototype - original work used as a model by others