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horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
militant - combative; bellicose; N.
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
injurious - harmful; causing injury
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick