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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
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
aviary - enclosure for birds; large cage
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
annul - make void
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution