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crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
gnarled - twisted
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune