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mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
protuberance - protrusion; swelling; bulge
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
lassitude - languor; weariness; listlessness
flora - plants of a region or era
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether