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exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
sprightly - lively
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall