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::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
::: multiplicity - state of being numerous or multiple; large number; Ex. multiplicity of details; ADJ. multiple: of more than one element
::: tertiary - third in order or rank
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: raiment - clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.
::: leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
::: somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return