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ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
adhere - stick fast; be a devotd follower; N. adhesion: adhering; devotion; loyality
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to