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phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
antecede - precede
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face