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::: horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
::: anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
::: synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
::: servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
::: auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
::: incipient - beginning; in an early stage
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
::: sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
::: lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity