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regiment - military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
plumage - feathers of a bird;