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::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
::: engross - occupy fully; absorb
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
::: sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
::: gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
::: penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand