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wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
aviary - enclosure for birds; large cage
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
exorcise - drive out evil spirits
delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect