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::: flowery - full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
::: reverie - daydream; abstracted musing
::: hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
::: sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
::: outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
::: mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first