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wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
bookish - fond of books and reading
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
underscore - underline; emphasize