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raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery