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lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks