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flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny