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vernal - pertaining to spring
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
heterogeneous - dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify