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graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
vernal - pertaining to spring
engaging - charming; attractive
plumage - feathers of a bird;
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer