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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
vehement - forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
jaunt - trip; short journey
reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood