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brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
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
collation - a light meal; collating
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends