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dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
referendum - direct vote by all the people
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning