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cistern - reservoir or water tank
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
intrepid - fearless
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency