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foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
evenhanded - impartial; fair
febrile - feverish
exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)