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::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: abbreviate - shorten
::: jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
::: sensual - devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
::: filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
::: onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: 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