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::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
::: amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
::: rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
::: congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
::: expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill