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dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
ablution - washing
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow