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wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
labyrinth - maze
tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer