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igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize