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despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed