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::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
::: imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
::: pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
::: baroque - highly ornate
::: phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
::: brackish - somewhat saline
::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
::: splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.