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collation - a light meal; collating
patois - local or provincial dialect
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
unfaltering - steadfast; firm; not changing
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue