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defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
hostility - unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly