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::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: verdant - green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
::: annotate - comment; make explanatory notes
::: beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
::: bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
::: maudlin - effusively sentimental
::: resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate