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ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
weary - tired after long work; V.
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting