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temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
botch - mismanage; blow
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave