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scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
granulate - form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
mishap - unfortunate accident
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
trident - three-pronged spear