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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
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
abhor - detest; hate
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
rendition - rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc