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defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
paramour - illicit lover
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous