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mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
prong - pointed projecting part
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
avocation - secondary or minor occupation