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concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
descry - catch sight of (something distant)
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
certitude - certainty