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plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
analgesia - condition of being unable to feel pain
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
infirmity - weakness
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
sentinel - sentry; lookout
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic