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provisional - tentative; temporary
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
congenital - existing at birth
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs