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amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
retort - quick sharp reply; V.