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frisk - move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee