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deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)