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whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself