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environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
rejuvenate - make young again
misgivings - doubts
callus - area of thick hard skin