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::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
::: formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
::: hummock - small hill; hillock
::: lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
::: invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
::: centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
::: hazardous - dangerous
::: regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually