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effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
heterogeneous - dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
denizen - (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize