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::: horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
::: eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
::: mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
::: chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
::: obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
::: conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
::: glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
::: ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
::: plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
::: carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen