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::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: deserts - what someone deserves
::: halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
::: windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
::: incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
::: fecundity - fertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young
::: nexus - connection
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion