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::: omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: hummock - small hill; hillock
::: withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
::: foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
::: buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly
::: pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
::: jocund - merry
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio