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fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator