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::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
::: debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
::: meager - scanty; inadequate
::: provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: dulcet - sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious