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whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
ligneous - like wood
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
noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine