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genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
apparition - ghost; phantom
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating