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animated - lively; spirited
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime