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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger