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ligneous - like wood
vivacious - lively or animated; sprightly
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
misgivings - doubts
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work