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whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
aptitude - fitness; talent
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.