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douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
cloister - monastery or convent
ecosystem - ecological community together with its environment
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
chasm - abyss; very deep crack
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes